Announcement Number:Gaborone-2021-006
Hiring Agency:Embassy Gaborone
Position Title: Antenna Equipment Technician (All interested Applicants/All Sources)
Open Period:02/10/2021 – 02/24/2021

Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+2Series/Grade:LE – 1230 6Salary:BWP P164,922Work Schedule:Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:LE-7
Duty Location(s):2 Vacancy in Gaborone, BC

Telework Eligible:No
For More Info:HR Section GABHRSection@state.gov


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FS  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Permanent Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

    • Full time – 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:NoTravel
Required:Not Required


Incumbent serves as a team member responsible for the maintenance and repair of high-power Medium wave and Shortwave transmitting antennas, transmission lines and supporting ancillary equipment. Incumbent reports directly to the Facilities Supervisor on the maintenance of Medium Wave and Short-Wave antenna systems for keeping the transmission standard at the required levels.

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of 2 years trade experience as a rigger, of which a minimum of one year must encompass climbing and working on elevated structures (50 feet or higher) such as towers, building construction sites and elevated platforms is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required and completion of vocational Training in Antenna system maintenance/rigging is required



English level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing is required; Setswana level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing is required.


Must have ability to use with full competence tools, safety devices, machinery and instruments involved in the rigging trade.  Must have intermediate knowledge of construction practices involved in high steel tower and cable installation.  Must have a thorough understanding of the handling and control of high voltage power as applied to antenna systems radiating up to 600 KW of power and must have ability to comfortably work at elevations up 500 ft is required.

“This may be tested”.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Medical and Security clearances.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.


Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application.

  •      Completion of Secondary school certificate

Completion of vocational training in Antenna system maintenance/rigging is required

Curriculum Vitae

SF-50 (if applicable)

DD-214 and supporting documentation (if applicable)


Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana.